U.S. Lawmakers Celebrate Royal Baby

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WASHINGTON - When the news broke that the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William are celebrating the birth of a royal baby boy, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives began reacting on Twitter, sending a range of well-wishes out to the royal couple, but also tweeting name suggestions and lamenting the debt each baby born in the United States incurs at birth.

Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., was first to take to the popular social media tool to send congratulatory wishes to the royals.

"Congratulations to Will and Kate on the birth of their baby boy! # RoyalBaby ," @RepLoisCapss tweeted.

"It's a boy! #RoyalBaby," @RepAnnWagner, a Missouri Republican, exclaimed.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, implored the Prince and Duchess to name the baby boy after him: "Name suggestion to royal couple, 'Steve,' @SteveKingIA tweeted. "Just seems to fit a future king:-)"

And Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., pointed out that had the royal baby been born in the United States, he'd own a sizable chunk of the national debt, which stands at almost $16.9 trillion, right from birth.

"If the # RoyalBaby were born a US citizen, he'd inherit more than $53,340 in debt," @RepGosar tweeted.

Here's a collection of the tweets so far responding to the royal baby news:

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